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Rental car tour - Greece

Ancient & modern Greece

Highlights

  • Follow in the footsteps of five UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Delphi, Olympia, Mycenae, Tiryns, Epidaurus

  • Discover the mountains and nature of the Peloponnese

  • Greek wine: Enjoy the best red wines in the Nemea region

  • Hospitality and culinary delights

  • Nafplio: Pure romance in narrow streets under the Venetian Fort Palamidi

Description

Consult the oracle of Delphi, visit Ancient Olympia, and experience UNESCO World Heritage sites. Encounter ever-changing landscapes on your journey: from beautiful mountain ranges to the endless coast and glistening sea. Get to know the culture and people during different tours, including the Greek cuisine as well as Dionysus’s drink of choice. Are you ready to discover surprises at every corner?

Destination

Europe

Athen - Galaxidi - Kalavryta - Olympia - Nafplio

The Fly & Drive car rental round trip from and to Athens will show you the varied facets of Greece. Besides beautiful coastal regions, you will also experience fantastic mountain landscapes and wine-growing areas. The tour includes five UNESCO World Heritage Sites and excellent cultural highlights.

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Upon arrival at the airport, your tour guide will greet you! Receive your roadbook, packed with extensive information about your journey and travel itineraries that you will need for your trip. Then pick up the individually booked rental car and drive north to Galaxidi. Built on a fjord, this village used to be a lake and shipping center until its destruction in 1821. Today it’s a picturesque site with lanes, mansions, and bougainvillea surrounded taverns—a journey into the past for the whole family.

For two nights, the hotel's traditional atmosphere, friendly owners, and traditional Greek breakfast with local and homemade delicacies will make it easy for you to immerse yourself in the Greek world.

Travel time from Athens airport to Galaxidi hotel: approx. 3 hours / 236 km

Overnight stay with breakfast in Galaxidi, Greece

Optional drive to the UNESCO site of Delphi: consult the oracle of Delphi and marvel at this expressive archaeological site. We recommend a rustic lunch in a Greek tavern and a stroll through Galaxidi in the afternoon.

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Overnight stay with breakfast in Galaxidi, Greece

A three-kilometer long bridge over the Gulf of Corinth takes you to the "other" side. Welcome to the Peloponnese. You will proceed along the gulf, and then it's time to explore the mountains. Kalavrita is a winter ski resort and a starting point for summer hikes. Go on a hike along the E4 hiking trail (Europe’s longest trail) or take the cog railway through the Vouraikos gorge - fun for the entire family! Afterward, you’ll still have time for relaxation in your hotel’s sauna or hammam.

Travel time Galaxidi - Kalavryta: approx. 3 hours / 164 km

Overnight with breakfast in Kalavryta, Greece

Today the program includes a mountain ride! Take your time, stop in the traditional villages, visit a monastery on the way, and enjoy the mountainous nature. Relax in the afternoon by the hotel pool and discover the Archaeological Site of Olympia, ancient ruins where you will learn about the famous Olympic origins.

Travel time Kalavryta - Olympia: approx. 2 hours / 98 km

Two nights with breakfast in Olympia, Greece

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Today's journey will immerse you in the history of Dionysus. Learn how modern-day wine is made in Greece and listen to stories about the history of Nemea. The Nemea archaeological site is as unknown to many as the Nemea Games. The Panhellenic athletic competitions were held here every two years in honor of the god Zeus.

Stop at one of the many wineries and try traditional wines during tasting experiences (optional).

Travel time Olympia - Nafplio: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes / 194 km

Overnight stay with breakfast in Nafplio, Greece

Choose your adventures today! Stroll through Nafplio and experience the atmosphere of modern Greece's first capital. Climb the 999 steps to Palamidi, the Venetian fortress, or visit Epidaurus's ancient theater, just a 20-minute drive away. How about a dip in the sea? Swim and sunbathe at the nearby beaches, great for families that want unforgettable memories of relaxing afternoons.

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Overnight stay with breakfast in Nafplio, Greece

Sadly, today is the last leg of your journey. Head out on the highway back toward Athens, where you will board your return flight home. If you still have some time left, we are happy to book an extension in Athens or a late return flight so you can stop at the Corinth Canal.

Alternatively, swim in the Peleponnese or the islands of the Saronic Gulf.

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Travel time Nafplio - Athens Airport: approx. 2 hours / 167 km

Ganimede Hotel***, Galaxidi, Greece (Two nights)

This beautiful 19th-century hotel has an idyllic garden and terrace and nestles itself in a quiet part of Galaxidi, a lovely ancient city on the Gulf of Corinth. It's only 200 meters away from the harbor and close to the archaeological site of Delphi. Enjoy exceptional hospitality and modern amenities, such as WiFi, air conditioning, heating, a fridge, and safe. The bathroom has toiletries and a hairdryer, and some rooms even have a kitchenette! Each morning in the courtyard or by the fireplace, you can savor an excellent Greek breakfast with local produce from 07:30 AM to 11:00. Enjoy a wide selection of fresh bread, hearty bacon, cheese snacks, homemade jams, and egg dishes.

Filoxenia Hotel & Spa***, Kalavryta, Greece (One night)

Located close to the central square of the historic town of Kalavryta, Filoxenia Hotel & Spa offers beautiful mountain views, free WiFi, and easy access to the area's stunning nature and the ski center. Built of stone and wood, it has a lounge with a fireplace, a restaurant, bar, and conference room. All rooms have a balcony with city and mountain views, an LCD TV, WiFi, a bathroom with a bathtub, and a hydromassage shower. Guests also have daily unlimited access to the spa’s sauna, hammam, or hydromassage sessions. The hotel’s dining area serves a continental breakfast is served every morning.

Europa Hotel Olympia****, Olympia, Greece (Two nights)

Europa Hotel Olympia nestles itself on Drouvas Hill above Ancient Olympia. It offers a 24-hour front desk, three bars (two indoor and one pool bar), a Greek restaurant, a tavern by the pool, Wifi throughout the hotel, and free parking. Europa Hotel is set in the charming landscape of Olympia's ancient city, overlooking the Arcadia Mountains and the Alfios Valley. The 80 spacious and modern rooms have marble floors and a balcony. Wake up to a lavish buffet in the breakfast room or the comfort of your room. Try delicious Greek specialties in the Greek tavern, or take a dip in the beautiful outdoor pool while enjoying a drink by the poolside bar. After a day out, relax in the garden.

Amalia Hotel Nafplio****, Nafplio, Greece (Two nights)

This neoclassical building offers luxurious rooms with balconies overlooking Palamidi, the sea, or the hotel's lush gardens. Take a refreshing dip in the large swimming pool and enjoy local cuisine at the Mediterranean restaurant. The air-conditioned rooms feature modern decor, an LCD satellite/cable TV, WiFI, soundproof walls, a work desk, and luxury toiletries. The main restaurant, located next to the gardens, serves a replenishing American breakfast buffet and Greek and Mediterranean dishes for lunch or dinner. The poolside bar and restaurant serve coffee, fresh juices, and light snacks. The two bars in the lounge area have a fireplace and live piano music. Amalia Hotel is the perfect starting point for walks through the lively town of Nafplio. Nevertheless, the accommodation offers a quiet stay. The ruins of ancient Tyrintha are within walking distance. Free private parking is available.

Duration of the trip: 8 days / 7 nights

Including

  • Seven nights in the mentioned accommodations or similar:
    • Two nights at Ganimede Hotel*** with breakfast in a double room, Galaxidi
    • One night at Filoxenia Hotel & Spa*** with breakfast in a double room, Kalavryta
    • Two nights at Europa Hotel Olympia**** with breakfast in a double room, Olympia
    • Two nights at Amalia Hotel Nafplio**** with breakfast in a double room, Nafplio
  • Greetings at Athens Airport & handover of travel information (roadbook), general information
  • 24/7 emergency service, local tour guide
  • The starting price is valid during the travel period 02.06.20 - 31.10.20

Excluding

  • International flights
  • Meals and drinks that are not included in the scope of services
  • Excursions (visits, admissions, etc.)
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Rental car
  • Rion Antirion road fee and bridge fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Tourist tax (3,-€ per person/night, to be paid on site)

Services & Notes

  • The visits mentioned are suggestions
  • Route order and hotels can be changed
  • Due to the current situation in connection with COVID-19, the hotels in Greece will be closed until April 30th, 2021.